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Artist Red Grooms depicts Tennessee history in Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel

This model of the Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel has been on view for a few months at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Here is an introduction to the nine of the figures from the carousel that are in Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent . Red Grooms, American (b. 1937), Model for Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel, 1994, Mixed media with lights and motor, Collection of Mary Hevener and Fred Wallach. © 1994 Red Grooms   You can also listen to Red Grooms talk about creating... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, November 17, 2016
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A Squirrel Tail

Every detail of Inside Art came about because of thoughtful decisions the Inside Art team felt would inspire young museum goers and their families. However, one object stands out, quite literally - a larger-than-life fuzzy squirrel tail. What makes this handmade squirrel tail special is that it was once the Halloween costume of Jack Carter Mix, now 11 years old. When we found a picture of the tail online, we knew we had to have it for Inside Art, because the tail mirrored a squirrel... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, October 13, 2016
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Learn how to use the new Brooks eMuseum

Anyone with internet access can now enjoy paintings, sculpture, and more from the 100-year-old Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, thanks to the Brooks eMuseum. The musuem’s online collection can be accessed from the homepage or by clicking on Collections. You can even create your own collection by saving your favorite works to a " MyCollection " folder. Learn how you can explore the eMuseum by using different search techniques. Collection - Sculpture When... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, September 22, 2016
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2 Mid-South gold key winning artworks to be exhibited in Washington, D.C.

Artworks from two winners in the 2016 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards will be part of a Washington, D.C. exhibition on view beginning September 16, 2016. Apathy created by Anna Schall from White Station High School and Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright by Sammi Weiss from Lausanne Collegiate School both won gold keys in the 2016 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards . In June, both students went on to win national awards in New York City. Best-In-Show Senior Division Anna Schall Apathy ... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Pokémon sighted at Brooks Museum

This is a special message is for Pokémon GO players and parents of younger players! There have been sightings of Charmanders, Spearows, Venonats, and Eevees inside Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and around the outdoor sculptures. The new, free Pokemon GO app was released a few days ago and the museum, as well as Overton Park, is featured in the game. The Brooks and several outdoor sculpures are PokéStops. According to the official Pokémon GO website,... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Northern Baroque Art: The Collector’s Cabinet

Written by Stanton Thomas, Ph.D., Curator of European & Decorative Art Among the new exhibition spaces in the Brooks is a gallery dedicated to Dutch and Flemish art of the 1600s. This period was the golden age of artistic achievement in the Netherlands—with  Dutch and Flemish painters gaining international recognition for their spectacular landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and genre paintings. The Brooks Museum’s paintings have been installed to evoke a... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Continuing Education with Brooks Museum Docents

We love our docents and education team here at the Brooks Museum. Even while the museum has been closed, our docents have been hard at work continuing to learn about the museum’s permanent collection. Recently, our docents gathered for a presentation on Sofonisba Anguissola and Georgia O’Keeffe, two important women artists whose works hang in our permanent collection. Portrait of One of the Artist's Sisters , ca. 1560 Artist: Sofonisba Anguissola, Italian, 1532/35 - 1625 Medium: Oil... Read More
Posted by Rose Baker at Monday, April 25, 2016
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The Deinstallation of Brooks Museum’s Vide-O-belisk

On Monday, February 1, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art began the week-long process of deinstalling Nam June Paik’s Vide-O-belisk . For the first time since the sculpture was installed at the Brooks, it will receive a thorough conservation assessment as part of our role as stewards of great works of art through proper care and conservation.  While it is under review, the space will be used for a new series of exhibitions called “Rotunda Projects.” More details about those projects... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Thursday, February 18, 2016
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Meet the 2016 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards judges

As an affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards honors exemplary art by students in 7th through 12th grades, recognizing their outstanding achievements in a competitive annual exhibition and providing cash prizes and scholarship opportunities. The Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards is generously sponsored by the Brooks Museum League , which provides both financial support and countless volunteer hours. Six judges, over a course of several... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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A Temporary Farewell to Brooks Museum’s Vide-O-belisk

One of the most photographed—and shared on social media—works at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is Nam June Paik’s Vide-O-belisk . This sculpture comprises vintage televisions, neon signs, and videos featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection, Egyptian iconography, and Elvis. Vide-O-belisk , which was commissioned by the museum with funds from the Morrie A. Moss Acquisition Fund, the Hohenberg Foundation, Wil and Sally Hergenrader, and the Bodine Company, has graced the... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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